I have two system builds below (assembled with pcpartpicker).
I would like to build a new 4K editing system before the end of the year. I would like to edit 4K (delivery will more often be in HD), use Neat Video noise removal, grade with Lumetri Color and MB Looks in Premiere Pro CC. I would also like to do chroma keying, motion graphics, and light 3D work (extruded text, Element 3D) in After Effects.
Ideally, my budget is $4,000 but would be nice to have some left over. I have the following parts already purchased from a previous build that never happened:
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Series PH-ES614P_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
XPG SX6000 PCIe NVME Gen3x2 M.2 2280 128GB SSD
Several HGST 6TB NAS drives
Some CineRaid 4x Raid Enclosures (USB3 or eSata) (are these even usable with 4K?)
Monitors (not 4K)
I've always used Intel, but I've read a lot of posts here about Ryzen being an option now. I've put together two systems at pcpartpicker, one Intel and one Ryzen. These are based on some different builds that I've found on forums (the Intel system is similar to a build I found on PugetSystems).
|CPU||AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor||$389.89 @ Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$28.89 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard||$91.98 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair - Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory||$754.82 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive||$127.89 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Mini Video Card||$712.88 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case||$89.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake - Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$96.59 @ SuperBiiz|
|Operating System||Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit||$136.88 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$2469.81|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-05 01:14 EST-0500|
Honestly, I don't know a whole lot about hardware anymore. Both systems above are under my budget, which makes me feel that either I am missing something or that I should be upgrading something now instead of later. Both builds have the case included, but I already have a case). I would love to stay at $3k, but I want to have a system that will last me longer, instead of a budget system that I'll have to try to upgrade down the road.
I would appreciate any advice you have!